“AVOIDED AMPUTATION!”

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”  Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

 

Read:  Philippians 2:1-4

 

There was a recent news story of a man who slipped and his leg was caught between a subway train and the platform.  The train was about to start and the man’s leg was sure to be ripped from his body or he would be dragged to his death.

 

All at once a crowd gathered and pushed the subway car sideways just enough to free his leg.  What one person could not do alone, all working together saved this man’s leg and probably his life!  If only one person had not pushed against that subway car, he would not have been freed.
Do you ever feel you don’t matter?  Are you convinced your words or actions are not important?   You do matter and you are important.

 

We each have a job to do, a role to play and occasionally a brief moment of fame.   Our best job or responsibility is when we are not solo, but are working with others for the good of others.

 

As Christians, we need to understand we are important and our strengths are complimentary to the body of believers.  Each of us is an important part of the whole.  Whether you are pushing against a subway car in order to save a man or picking a single flower to gift to another, your action is important to someone.

 

Today’s prayer:  “LORD MY FATHER, Thank YOU for making my life important.  Help me to understand the necessary whats and whens of my actions.  Guide me in helping others and putting their needs ahead of my desires.  Amen.”